Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Federal funds are coming to the Upper Great Lakes region to improve forest lands and wildlife habitat.
$5 million has been allocated in the Federal Farm Bill to improve forest health on nearly 12,000 acres of nonindustrial forest land in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
The effort seeks to conserve essential habitat for threatened and endangered species.
In Michigan, work will focus on several U.P.counties including Marquette, Baraga, Iron, Dickinson, and Menominee.
The project is led by the American Bird Conservancy and the State of Wisconsin in collaboration with Michigan, Minnesota, and 25 local partners.